Liverpool to Sign Blackpool Playmaker Charlie Adam This Week: Betting Suspended

Anfield side closing in on Tangerines target.

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Sky Sports News sources understand Liverpool will hold talks with Blackpool’s Charlie Adam later this week.

The Scotland international has long been a target of the Anfield club and they failed in an attempt to agree a deal in the January transfer window.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish’s interest in his compatriot is not thought to have ended and he is again attempting to secure the playmaker, with Sky Bet suspending their market earlier on Monday.

Sky sources understand discussions will consequently take place with relegated Blackpool and Adam later this week.

SOURCE: Sky Sports

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Blackpool playmaker Charlie Adam pretty much from the moment that Kenny Dalglish took the reins at the Anfield club and this source believes a move is on the cards, so much so that betting on the move has been suspended by Sky Bet. Clearly there have been occasions when such moves by bookmakers have been little more than a publicity stunt but it does seem highly likely that the former Rangers man could be on his way to Merseyside.

Tottenham attempted to land the Scottish international in January but failed to persuade Ian Holloway to sell and instead opted to sign Everton’s Steven Pienaar. Now the Tangerines are resigned to losing their inspirational performer who excelled last term even though his side struggled.

Dalglish has been looking to add more creativity to his midfield and having landed Jordan Henderson last week will now it seems look to see the club’s owners to give him the funds to sign the 25 year old Dundee born midfielder who last season netted 13 Premier League goals and assisted another nine despite plying his trade for a side who finished second from bottom in the table.

Blackpool took up an option to extend Adam’s contract by another year when the season ended and did so in order to drive up the price for a player who is now believed to be worth in the region of £10-12m.

Liverpool boss Dalglish has seen a number of his midfield improve greatly since he took over from Roy Hodgson with the likes of Lucas, Maxi, Dirk Kuyt and Raul Meireles all upping their game but the Scot realises he must improve his squad if he is to help the side back into the top four, hence the need to make sweeping changes this summer after two successive seasons outside the Champions League qualification spots.

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